N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

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N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Nick_BFC » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:06 pm

My son and I have finally got underway with his new layout which was purchased at Christmas recently. Things have got in the way, but a couple of weeks ago I decided enough was enough and built the baseboard. We have recently permanently laid the track and done the ballasting. This is my/our first attempt at a railway in about 20 years (had a 00 when I was 10ish), so I am pretty limited with experience. The theme is loosely based in the late 1960s WR, particularly around the Welsh Valleys.

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So, onto the scenery and the start of the tunnel and mountain..

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Onto the mine and coal yard, starting to take shape..

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Corner of the town scene started which will cross over the track running towards the engine shed at the back..

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The work for the moment has been undertaken on the lend hand side of the layout. Mountains now scatter grassed, and trees laid. We need to get hold of a static grass applicator so we can add a few areas of static grass..

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Opening for a mine tunnel entrance, scatter needs brushing away. Eventually they'll be a narrow gauge railway exiting the tunnel into the shed to the left..

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That's it for now, updates coming once we've done some more work :)
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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby flying scotsman123 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:25 pm

That's looking exellent, i always like looking at developing layouts, me being in the same position at the moment :D
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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Terrier » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:35 pm

YAY! a first post by someone new to the forum today that is actually a great railway modelling project and not trying to flog stuff! :D :D

Nice touches with the ballast and foliage areas, and neat plaster work for the tunnel, very good stuff, look forward to viewing more of this from you. :)

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Nick_BFC » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:38 pm

Thanks a lot :) And I agree, from other forums I am a member of it's frustrating having someone sign up to sell something then never resurface. I'm more of a hoarder... :lol:

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby MrH » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:41 pm

It looks great :D

and welcome
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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby whynot » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:38 pm

A really first class start - I like that very much. Do keep posting. And "welcome"!
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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby flying scotsman123 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:22 am

Nick_BFC wrote:I'm more of a hoarder... :lol:


me too, i refuse to sell anything model railwayish, u never know when u might need it...
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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby MOHAAPlayer » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:00 pm

I am wondering if the trains can go from one side and then back without backing up? is that possible?

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Nick_BFC » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:41 pm

Do you mean switch from the outside lane to inside, and back? If so no, you would have to back up beyond a point to get back onto the outer lane. Have been doing some more work to the layout this week, will get some images up soon.

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:47 pm

Thats a fine looking layout you have there. I like how neat your ballast is. I could never manage that in N.

And welcome to the forum!

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Nick_BFC » Sun May 12, 2013 8:09 pm

Double post sorry, see below.
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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Nick_BFC » Sun May 12, 2013 8:09 pm

Update time, haven't had much time to work on the layout recently but today we gave it a good blitz. Have started to build the bridge and raised section at the back - this will obviously house a road, some industrial buildings along the back wall, and a pub on the white raised section with a narrow road up to the car park. Beneath this will be a brick retaining wall and car parking spaces for the doubled back row of terraced houses. Still a long way to go but feel it's really taking shape now, and we're chuffed for a first effort.

Stuck for ideas on the space in the last picture, we have thought of maybe adding a park, but some form of typical 60s industrial would go well. Any ideas? :)

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sun May 12, 2013 8:18 pm

Looks great Nick. I really love the coal sidings.

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Nick_BFC » Wed May 15, 2013 8:07 pm

Thanks Rob, probably our favourite section too! Done some more work tonight, and planning to do more tomorrow so images coming soon.

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Re: N: Late 1960s era, WR-ish - new layout, no name yet!

Postby Nick_BFC » Fri May 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Update, built a couple of kits - Metcalfe signal box, and a coal yard/merchant. Also finished the valley hill and built the bridge over the rear of the layout. Roads are now painting, got to cut the pavements to size. Most of the bigger jobs are done now so it's a case of adding the finer details :)

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